Ellen V. Futter President and Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History. Director since 1997. Ms. Futter became President of the American Museum of Natural History in November 1993, prior to which she had been President of Barnard College since 1981. She graduated from Barnard College in 1971 and earned a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1974.
She was president of Barnard College for 13 years, and was chairman and a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for five years. Her career began at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy where she practiced corporate law.
She had been a director of J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated from 1997 until 2000. Ms. Futter is also a director of American International Group, Inc. and Consolidated Edison, Inc. She is a member of the Board of Overseers and Managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.more » « less